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Food marketing firmly on UK political agenda

The inclusion in the UK Labour Party's new public health policy paper of a 'watershed' time restriction on the advertising of foods high in...

Why new laws on food labels can benefit business

The new EU-wide food labelling regulations coming into effect tomorrow (13 December) represent the most extensive revision of food labelling...

Viewpoint: UK food firms must look to export

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. How...

Comment: No candy-coated arguments at sugar summit

Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK Food Secretary Owen Paterson 13 Sep 2013

Dean Best

The UK government often emphasises how it supports food exporters push overseas but competition is fierce, especially for access in key emerging markets. Ahead of a trip to a trade show in Moscow, just-food spoke to Owen Paterson, the UK's Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, about how the Government can help industry - and how exporters then need to exploit the opportunity.


INTERVIEW: Responsibility Deal food chair Dr Jebb 23 Jan 2013

Chris Mercer

UK ministers and food industry leaders are keen to expand the reach of the Responsibility Deal in 2013 to show its many doubters that voluntary pledges can help to deliver healthier diets for consumers. Step forward Dr Susan Jebb, who, as chair of food portion of the deal, has the dubious honour of trying to keep everybody happy, at least some of the time.

Latest News

UK dairy exports at "record high" 23 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

UK dairy exports are at a "record high" according to the latest figures from the Food & Drink Federation.


AB Sugar-backed report calls for action on obesity 14 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

A report published backed and funded by Associated British Foods' AB Sugar arm has called for tougher measures to tackle obesity, including making the Responsibility Deal law.


UK food, soft drink exports rise amid EU recovery 24 Mar 2014

Dean Best

UK exports of food and soft drinks rose 5% in 2013 as sales in the EU bounced back amid signs of economic recovery in the region.


Household waste target missed, admits WRAP 28 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

A target to reduce household food and drink waste in the UK, drawn up as part of industry attempts to tackle the issue, has been missed, it emerged today (28 November).


Nestle, Mondelez, Unilever make sat fat pledge 28 Oct 2013

Dean Best

Nestle, Mondelez International and Unilever have said they will make changes to their products to try to cut the amount of saturated fat consumed in the UK.

Latest blogs

WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 2015

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.


Can UK food sector avert talent shortfall? 12 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

The UK's food and drink sector is working to attract the "next generation of leaders" through efforts such as the Feeding Britain's Future initiative - but is this too little too late?

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